Bark Cloth


From: Funafuti | Tuvalu

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-308
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Funafuti | Tuvalu
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Pigment

Heavy bark cloth with intricate, geometric patterns in black. Thick fringe. The reverse is dyed reddish brown. Made of Banyan bark (Ficus prolixa). According to French tag, from Funafuti, Ellice Islands. Exhibited at l'Exposition universerlle de Paris 1900.

Width 132 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1995.X.16466 - Other Number | 12203 - Other Number

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